Six Kamiti Maximum Security Prison warders, including head of the institution Charles Mutembei Gerrard have been arraigned over the escape of three terror convicts.
The six are expected to be charged with aiding the escape of three terror convicts at the Kahawa Law Courts.
Lawyers Dantan Omari and Cliff Ombeta among others acting for Mutembei and the other suspects had earlier on asked for a 20 minutes break to review the prosecution files.
The defense, through Omari challenged the jurisdiction of the court arguing that the six should be charged with criminal negligence at Milimani or Kiambu law courts, and not Kahawa, which handles terror related charges.
“Aiding or facilitating escape of an inmate is a felony, which is not a terror charge,” he argued.
The first and second respondents are Mutembei and his deputy Joseph Loklari Longorianyang.